FESTIVAL Bloomsday Montréal – June 10-16, 2017
Walking tours, films, music, talks and conversations that unpack the ever-popular novels of James Joyce and explore the rich, storied culture of the Irish in Montréal.
“Whitehot passion was in that face, passion silent as the grave, and it had made her his.”
“A warm human plumpness settled down on his brain. His brain yielded. Perfume of embraces all him assailed. With hungered flesh obscurely, he mutely craved to adore.”
“Beside the rivering waters of, hitherandthithering waters of. Night!”
“Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.”
“His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.”
Reading and storytelling performances, panels, walking tours, meet-the-authors and, new this year, events at the 2017 Blue Metropolis Festival. We are lining up the program now — complete details coming soon. Registration opens May 1.
Take an early-bird look at the 2017 program.
A special thanks to Sabrina Marandola for covering this year's event on CBC News Montreal with a clip and interview of Roy Surette and Colleen Curran by Jeanette Kelly. Check out the article and video...read more
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In our last post, we took a look at how Joyce and Bloomsday is celebrated in a few cities across the globe. Today’s post is about Bloomsday in Montreal—or more particularly, how Montreal’s Bloomsday is so unique in comparison to other cities. So what is so special...read more